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Alan Windram

2019 Bookbug Picture Book Prize winner announced

Over 17,000 children voted for their favourite picture book.

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Joshua Seigal

Joshua Seigal kicks off first Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour of 2019

Poet Joshua Seigal will kick off the first Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour of 2019 by visiting schools in North and South Lanarkshire.

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Marjorie Lotfi Gill credit Heshani Sothiraj Eddleston

Inaugural Ignite Fellowship awardees announced

Annie George and Marjorie Lotfi Gill announced as the inaugural Ignite Fellowship awardees.

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Children with Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour bags

Scottish Book Trust celebrates success of 20-year collaboration with Scottish Friendly

Thousands of pupils benefit from access to authors in 2018 anniversary tours

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Author Darren McGarvey

Poverty Safari tops vote of most rebellious reads of the 21st Century

Readers pick Darren McGarvey’s best-selling memoir in Scottish Book Trust vote

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Nicola Sturgeon reading The Takeover by Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark books for every library

Donation made as part of the author's centenary celebrations.

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MSPs holding Rebel book

Scottish Parliament celebrates Book Week Scotland

MSP will gift Rebel books at Scottish Parliament

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Bookbug and children in a classroom

Almost half a million books gifted to Primary 1 to 3 pupils for Book Week Scotland

Every pupil currently in Primary 1 to 3 in Scotland will receive amazing books as part of the annual celebrations.

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Book Week Scotland joins forces with Waterstones

First Minister and Maggie O’Farrell recommend rebellious reads

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Joanne Harris and Blue Salt Road book cover

Bestselling author to visit Callander school for Book Week Scotland

McLaren High school to host Chocolat author Joanne Harris

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